Former President Donald Trump did what he did best on Tuesday afternoon: Compliments to Russian President Putin.
This time, the two-time impeached former president hailed the authoritarian leader’s “genius” invasion of Ukraine as “very knowledgeable.”
Just before President Joe Biden’s announcement that he will impose a “tough” round of economic sanctions against Russia for deploying troops into Ukraine, Trump – who charged with withholding military aid as a way to pressured Kyiv to interfere in the 2020 election— declared on right-wing dialogue radio that “this will never happen” under his presidency.
“In the last 24 hours, we know Russia has said that it is recognizing two breakaway regions of Ukraine, and now the White House is declaring that this is an ‘invasion.’ It’s a strong word,” The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show co-host Buck Sexton told Trump on Tuesday before asking: “What happened here? What did the current Oval Office occupant do that he could have done differently? “
Without skipping a beat, Trump — always eager to deliver.”Big lie”- immediately stated that “what happened was a rigged election” and Biden “shouldn’t be there”. He then publicly cheered Putin’s actions.
“I went in yesterday and there was a TV screen, and I said, ‘This is genius.’ Putin claims a large part of Ukraine… Putin declares the country independent,” Trump said. “Oh, that’s wonderful.”
Recalling Putin’s declaration of the breakaway territories as “independent”, Trump then remarked “how smart that is” when the Russian President labeled his invading military force as “a force of keep the peace”. He also quipped that the United States should take that stance when it comes to its border with Mexico.
“We can use it on our southern border,” Trump said. “It is the strongest peace force I have ever seen. There are more army tanks than I have ever seen. They will keep the peace. “
He continued about Putin: “This is a very knowledgeable guy. I know him very well. Very good.”
After stressing that Putin would never have made this move if he were still in office, calling it “unthinkable,” Trump shot back to praise the Russian leader for being “quite knowledgeable.” “.
“And you know what the answer from Biden was? No response,” he added, ignore sanctions from the government. “They don’t have one for that.”
Although the former president and those who are loyal to him went on to argue that Trump would prevent Putin from invading Ukraine, the president’s own team at the time said that he “looks extremely weak“After a Crooked Trump prostrate to Putin during the 2018 Helsinki summit. Furthermore, before leaving the office, Trump spent many years undermine NATO and support the withdrawal of American troops in Europe.
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